March 2017 Featured Author: Hilary Krzywkowski: A Lady Yells Through The Open Side Door Into An Autistic Woman’s House

A Lady Yells Through The Open Side Door Into An Autistic Woman’s House

Don’t shout for me
I can’t answer you
meltdownWith what little words I have lodged in my throat
Jagged, rough stones painted with child’s words of endearment and scary,
With what little words I have lodged in my throat
Tufts of string tangled, matted into balls with lint and dust fluff that choke,
With what little words I have lodged in my throat
Long-lost pieces of jewelry, inherited but forgotten, dreams for heirs,
With what little words I have lodged in my throat
Frogs jumping, some without legs, others with poisonous purple and yellow skin,
With what little words I have lodged in my throat
Stickles of doubt, a twitchy snout, prodding the soil for grubs, friendship,
With what little words I have lodged in my throat
Wind and water, hail and lightning, electric trembling crashes, orgasmic catastrophe,
With what little words I have lodged in my throat
Swallow down, broken glass, internal bleeding, quiet feeling, not today.
Lady—
not today.
My door is open
But that doesn’t mean I’m home.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “March 2017 Featured Author: Hilary Krzywkowski: A Lady Yells Through The Open Side Door Into An Autistic Woman’s House

  1. We love the art here, way to stay fresh and clean. We would love your thoughts on our latest short story called Eaten an Eskimo, you opinion matter to me and I hope you share it

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